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Russian producer Reflection Soul aka Robert Besmaternykh debuts on Green Martian with the superb two tracker ‘Constellation’. Robert has been around the scene for a while now and his productions always ooze quality. He has seen many releases on various labels and no doubt we will be seeing a lot more from this guy.
First up we have the title track ‘Constellation’ which intros with a very cool filtered sound that fades through and leads up to a full on chunky kick and crisp hat combi. In the background the percussions take shape and create a nice flowing rhythm. The big hitter here is that bassline, it bursts into the sound with a purpose and relentlessly dominates throughout with its infectious groove. Nice melodic sequences squeeze into the track and provide a cool contrast to that bass. This is an epic ride through the deeper side of progressive house and is must for those late night sets.
‘Acoustic’ intros with a rhythmic hat sequence before punching through with a nice phat kick. Cool synths begin to form up before the bass shakes the foundations with its deep, almost growling presence. Melodies start to ease through as the layers build and a superb pad sequence sits perfectly in the sound. The break brings the melodic influences to the fore with a vast array of sounds before getting back to the main track. An awesome slice of prog house that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Canadian DJ and producer Onez!e debuts on Green Martian with his superb ‘This Is Dream’ which is complimented by two superb remixes. He started producing music since early 2012 and has already been signed music to industry standard labels, showcased on radio shows, and played live in clubs across the world. He has discovered a captivating, non-commercial sound, a mixture of Progressive, Techno, and House music which makes for exciting listening that will no doubt appeal to many.
The Original mix intros with a subtle percussive element that intensifies and leads up to a nice punchy kick as a sweet pad forms in the background. The soon comes through and adds a huge depth to the sound which works so well. Sweeping melodies materialise resulting in a fluent smooth groove that hypnotises the mind. The break unleashes a swathe of melody along with a very cool vocal that works to intensify the hypnotic groove. Fantastic debut and one to watch!
Russian producer EmLab returns to GM on remix duty after his stunning ‘Sirenes’ which was well received from all quarters. Here he ramps up the energy as a driving bassline takes full control. Beautifully layered sounds combine well and the drum section adds a flowing rhythm. On the break a myriad of melodies produce a dreamy atmosphere as the sublime spoken vocal gets into your very soul. The track kicks back with a surprising gritty synth line that adds a cool twist to the sound. A definite must for those uplifting progressive sets!
Horizons aka DJ Shy delivers his stunning Horizons Sunset Remix. Smooth intro with layered pads creating an ethereal vibe as the vocal comes through adding a nice touch. A superb melodic arp finds its way into the track as phat kicks and well crafted percussions build up the rhythms. The bass sits perfectly on the lower end and soon becomes a true force within the sound as it performs its magic. On the break the track really takes off as the melodies intensify before slamming right back into a full on uplifting progressive stomper. A must have for any box and an absolute joy to listen to.
Blufeld returns after a short hiatus to deliver another stompingly good prog house cut ‘Huddlestone Arch’ which comes backed up with a raft of quality remixes from some of Green Martians best artists. Although David has been away from Green Martian for a short time he has maintained a constant force in the studio with other projects he works on. His last outing, the fantastic ‘Metrobot City’ was given the remix treatment and was very well received.
First up we get into the Original Mix which intros with a fading in percussion pattern and leads to a nice full and well rounded kick. Before long a lush, deep bass pulsates through the sound and provides a solid platform for the track. Very cool melodic arps begin to form and give off a smooth and groovy vibe. The break delivers an almost chilled out experience as that bass takes the lead and allows subtle melodies to float by before returning to the main track resulting in a real smooth and uplifting journey, great stuff!
Brazilian DJ and producer Mathie DeLois also returns to the Green Martian stable with his stunning remix. Mathie’s previous release ‘Warning EP’ was a popular choice among the prog fraternity and here he continues that vein. A tip of the hat to the original as the track eases in with some cool percs as melodies begin to form. The track gets into full swing as the tight kicks and pulsating bass burst through. The break inspires a hands in the air moment as big bassy synths are let loose alongside those cool melodies. A very nice track indeed that will draw a lot of attention.
Next up on the remix we have another GM artist, Delphi. This guy had a great reaction to his last outing ‘Mariana Trench’ and here we are sure to see this repeated. Nice and chunky kicks get the track moving with a rhythmic percussion section soon following. The kicks alone will move you as they have a certain quality that just shouts DANCE! The bubbly bassline adds to the dance factor and is complimented perfectly by a relentless stuttering effect on the synth that constantly morphs with well tweaked parameters. Expertly crafted drums and subtle melodic arps give a cool distraction as this track just seems to plough on through, a big sound no doubt and one that will feature heavily in many sets for sure.
Melbourne based Narel aka Nick Simmons is the perfect choice for remix duties here. Nick’s diverse skills always seem to apply maximum quality in his works. His last outing was for LCD Recordings with ‘The Machines Were Dreaming’ which performed very well indeed. Here the track intros with a cool clanging type sound that soon leads to a very cool bassline that screams progressive. Phat kicks make a show and are the catalyst to an absolute stomper of a tune. Layer upon layer build up smoothly as each sound comes through and lead to a nice melodic arp the sets the track up beautifully. At the break a full flowing and uplifting experience ensues makes certain that this epic journey will leave a positive mark no doubt!
Rounding off this superb pack we have Blufeld’s Hideaway ‘Chilldown Mix’. David strips away all the stomping beats and leaves a truly amazing and inspiring piece of music. Subtle melodies that tease and tease as they weave cool patterns throughout the sound will leave you begging for more. Extremely downtempo beats are the perfect addition to this arrangement and overall you will be left with a fresh sense of being, it is that powerful!
Debut appearance on Green Martian for Romanian DJ and producer Smart Wave and his track ‘Turquoise’. The track comes with two superb remixes from two top class artists. Smart Wave has been into music from a young age, he began to play piano and guitar which led him to studying music and ultimately composing. His first outings were rooted in Jazz, Blues and Film Scores, in 2007 he entered the world of electronic music and has since released many tracks on various labels. 2011 saw him get into DJing and in 2012 he started his own record label Smart Phenomena Records.
First up we have the Original Mix of ‘Turquoise’ which intros with a flat kick and subtle percussion combo with a sweeping pad going off in the background. The kick get into full on punch mode soon after and is joined by a powerful bass that sets the track on fire. The groove has a very cool shuffle which is complimented by arps that weave intricate melodic patterns beautifully. Stunning track with a very catchy hook that will no doubt gain a lot of support.
Horizons aka DJ Shy delivers us his Space Remix and he delivers in style yet again. Big full on intro with chunky kicks and a massive bass that resonates through the sound brilliantly. The groove takes on the shuffle effect from the original which really sets the track off in a unique way. Well crafted arrangements lay the sounds out superbly with each part easily focused on. The break brings with it a melodic flavour that filters into the track with ease. A massive sound which will draw a lot of attention for sure.
The ever popular 06R is up to remix duty with a stunning rework on the original. Smooth intro with the kicks and percussions getting that shuffle going early, this is accompanied perfectly by a flowing arp with a nice sweeping pad in the background. The bass drives the track brilliantly while melodies add that contrast which gives the sound a wonderful dynamic. The break opens a world of melody as a sultry piano adds richness to the sound. Top notch stuff out of Tokyo!
Daddy aka Koen Mertens turns up on our Green Martian imprint after some fine releases on Bonzai Progressive and Eyepatch. Here he delivers the outstanding ‘Memories Are Forever’ which comes with an awesome remix from Davide Catania.
First up we have the Original Mix, which after giving it a few listens will have the nostalgia flowing through your system on overdrive. The intro boasts a cool punchy kick with classic percussions building up a nice flowing vibe. A deep and resonating bass enters the fray on the offbeat and all around many wonderful sounds paint a complex picture. An intensity builds in the sound which culminates in a smooth melodic groove. This groove somehow takes you back to the great days of progressive while keeping a firm root in the here and now. The break is a stunning display of simplicity as a cool hook takes hold with warm pads ebbing and flowing in the background. Look out for some fantastic vocal manipulation and classic samples.
Based in Denmark, Davide returns to Green Martian for remix duty and what a fantastic job he does. We last saw Davide here with his ‘Desert Sky’ which certainly raised a few eyebrows as expected. The remix intros with a superb kick and hat combo with percussions building nicely giving off a cool bouncy vibe. The bass soon takes over and injects a dose of energy that really beefs up the sound no end. Excellent use of the vocal sample and coupled with rising pads give a nice melodic flavour. The break ushers in a classy guitar riff before a nice big synth takes us right back into the track for the remainder of this kick ass cut. Definitely not to be missed!
Serbian DJ and producer Nemanja Petrovic aka Gibbon debuts on Green Martian with ‘Dance Of Nature EP’. Having perfect the art of mixing from a young age, he soon moved into the world of production and secured a few releases before getting hooked up with Bonzai. The prospect of many releases are what’s in store with this guy so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
First up we have ‘Meanders’ which gets going with a nice, full kick and percussion combo and leads us up to a cool, pulsating, rough edged bassline with a mesmerizing pad going off in the background. The pace picks up with the percussions forming a tight and rhythmic arrangement which settles the track nicely for a smooth progressive journey. The break brings forth those mesmerizing pads and are joined by a brilliant vocal sample before jumping right back into the main groove, top quality stuff.
The Dub Mix offers a relentless progressive journey with a rough edged bass and superbly crafted drum arrangement which makes for a rhythmic ride. The break lets loose with a mesmerizing pad which soon makes way for a brilliantly crafted synth sequence that dominates the track. A must for those later sets!
‘Avalanche’ intros with a nice chunky kick with cool and crispy percussions enhancing the rhythm. A short break brings with it a wispy pad before climaxing with a powerful pumping bass which will take over any floor. Stabby synth work comes through and is joined by cool plucky sequences on the break as a deep drone rises from the depths. The track reaches its peak as the sounds combine brilliantly for the duration, a very classy progressive groove indeed.
After a nice fluent intro filled with well rounded kicks and rhythmic percussions ‘Torrent’ unleashes its full potential with a sublime liquefied synth that is delivered with smooth melodies. The bassline coolly matches each note on the synth and creates a stunning groove at which to shake that ass in an unforgiving manner. The break gives full attention to those quality synths as a subtle, sweeping arp adds assistance before rising back into full swing, wonderful track and a big hitter for sure.
‘Spirit Awakening’ rounds off this stunning EP in style. A silky smooth kick led intro eases into some cool and groovy strings with a sweet and melodic arp soon joining the party. A plucky bassline gives the track a nice bounce as we settle in for an nice flowing ride. A myriad of melodies come through in many guises on the break and form the basis of the track as it gives off an uplifting, happy vibe. An eleven minute journey into an upbeat groovy little number!
Belgium based DJ’s J.E.O.F., Config and P.O.W. make up Wild Guess. In the summer months of 2012 J.E.O.F. and Config decided to team together as the DJ duo Guess What?. A guest appearance in Culture Club and playing out at Houseworx parties in Ghent and Bruges rapidly got them noticed and became more popular in the region. As time passed by, they were looking forward to start producing their own tracks as well. Near the end of 2012, their producing career took a critical step forward when P.O.W, who had previous experience in producing, was eager to join the team. The result is this debut on Green Martian with ‘Nebulae’ which comes backed up with a superb remix.
The Original Mix intros with a nice chunky kick as an expertly crafted arp weaves its patterns and comes in to the fore. Smooth and silky strings sit in the background and add a cool tension to the sound. The bass comes at you in big phat chunks that give a real boost to the vibe and forcing you to move. A massive swaying synth soon takes control of the sound and on the break they are joined by a classy guitar lick before slamming right back into the main groove to round off a huge prog stomper.
Jack Jakhira is a regular contributor to the Bonzai network as both a remix artist and with his own material which we will be hoping to see more of soon. Here he gives us his Dusty Recreation which stays true to the original and delivers a stunning progressive vibe. Well rounded kicks get going with a tight percussive rhythm section leading up to a powerful grungy bass. Warm synths come through as the track heats up and we settle into a strong and solid groove. The break opens up a new world as sweet melodies combine before jumping right back into this fantastic journey through prog house. A truly epic ride that will no doubt be a big feature on many sets.